Microsoft Announces Project Scarlett, The Next-Gen Xbox

Microsoft today teased some its first plans for Project Scarlett, the next-generation Xbox, and the buzzwords make it sound impressive: up to 120 frames-per-second, a solid state drive, ray-tracing, and so on. It’ll be out in the spring of 2020.

And of course, Halo Infinite will be a launch title.

“For us, the console is vital and central to our experience,” said Xbox boss Phil Spencer, adding that it should be designed and optimised for “one thing only: gaming,” a shot at the Xbox One’s original disastrous launch. He then played a sizzle reel of developers pumping up the next Xbox with buzz words about super-fast loading times, huge frame-rates, and other impressive-sounding specs.

As for Xbox’s biggest competitor, earlier this year, Sony semi-announced the PlayStation 5 through a Wired magazine article, in which the company said it would be backwards compatible and have a solid state drive.


    This might be the least hype I've ever been for a new console.

    I wonder what this one will be called, no doubt something that will screw with histories filing systems.

      Project Scarlett, so maybe... "XBox S One"?

        Too few Xs and not enough redundancy. Maybe something like XBox SX One X 1s?

    But guys, it'll use SSDs *and* Solid State Drives to give us never-before-seen frame rates - like 120FPS!!

    Seriously though, the tech behind it sounds god but that announcement trailer was awful

    They just repeated the specs for the PS5. Strange they were very vague about the hardware. Where was the flops? No mention of flops? I want more flops....

    Up to 120FPS ... yeah, but then you're going to continue to push 4K and beyond (obsessively), so we'll be lucky if we even get to see stable 60FPS titles coming out ... once again.

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